David Amess

MP, Southend West

Southend West Conservative

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How David Amess voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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David Amess occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2014

    I beg to move, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment. Before the House adjourns for the summer recess, I wish to raise a number of points. The first relates to the reshuffle. Some colleagues were pleased; some were disappointed. No one has asked me for my advice, but I can tell my colleagues that, having waited 31 years for preferment, I am...
  • Written Answers — Health: Health Services 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how NHS England evaluates service specific A3 change proposals for its five-year strategy development for specialised services; when authors of those proposals will learn the outcomes of their proposals; and if he will make a statement; (2) how NHS England’s specialised commissioning taskforce intends to incorporate work submitted by (a)...
  • Written Answers — Defence: War Graves 17 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department (a) has given in each of the last 10 years and (b) plans to give in the next three years to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to (i) mark and (ii) maintain the graves of those who died during the world wars; and if he will make a statement; (2) how much his Department (a) spent in each of the last 10 years and (b)...

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Conservative MP for Southend West

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Basildon

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Abortion
  • Middle East: Armed Conflict
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Police
  • Departmental Publications

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Health Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 222 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 755 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. (£5,001–£10,000)
Annual payment of £6,000 for expected commitment of 100 hrs in 2014. (Registered 5 March 2014)
Payment from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing annual survey.
Received on 27 January 2014, £200 for completion of annual survey. Payment donated to local charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 25 February 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia)
Address of donor: c/o Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 30-32 Charles St, London W1J 5DZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5,292
Destination of visit: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of visit: 16-20 February 2014
Purpose of visit: all party parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Shura Council, to meet the Deputy Speaker, Foreign Affairs Committee, Second Deputy Premier, government ministers and Governor of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority. Also to visit King Saud University to discuss collaboration with UK universities on de-radicalisation.
(Registered 12 March 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London from which rental income is received; until October 2013. (Registered 16 August 2011; updated 20 November 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.

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